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  Bee-Inspired in South Kensington this Friday 20 August 11am-4pm  

Make a bee-line to South Kensington this Friday 20th August for our Bee-Inspired Activity Day. This free outdoor event in Prince's Gardens, just off Exhibition Road, is part of the South Ken Green Trail. 

Create a model bee, meet live invertebrates, design a butterfly food package, sow a pot of herbs to take home and more with the Natural History Museum, the Royal Parks, Goethe-Institut and friends. It will leave you buzzing with ideas for a greener future.

Find out more and book your free place at bit.ly/Bee-InspiredDay.

Bee Inspired Activity Day
Prince's Gardens, off Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ
Friday 20 August 2021 11am-4pm
This summer, South Kensington is coming alive with exciting new installations by architects and artists. Buzz on over and join us for a Bee Inspired Activity Day - a free outdoor event for families and community groups with fun hands-on activities with artists and nature experts to get to know the bees and insects that share our city and how we can help look after them.
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
Royal Albert Hall
Friday 24–Sunday 26 September 2021 Starts: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
The Harry Potter™ film concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the fifth instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga. Relive the magic while the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score live as Harry™ and friends soar across the big screen in high-definition.
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Tree-mendous Adventures
Science Museum
24 July – 29 August 11am
In this interactive storytelling session, Explainers will take young children on an adventure of the environment to show them how important trees are and how they work. Suitable for ages 3-7.
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Imagination Station
Dates vary 11am - 5pm
Take an adventure with Alice, play with pattern and architecture, or discover the secrets of the museum. Pick up a paper activity or trail and get exploring making with the whole family.
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Dino Snores for Grown Ups
Natural History Museum
20th Jan & 16th March 2024 6:30pm - 10am
Set your inner child free with a sleepover at the Museum. This one's not for the kids. Enjoy a three-course meal, a pub quiz, stand-up comedy, a live animal workshop, and in the morning a cooked breakfast.
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Adventure Babies
Natural History Museum
Every Tuesday til July Times vary for baby-pre crawlers/Toddlers/Little ones
Delight the little one with a sensory storytelling class designed to boost their development and nurture a love for books. And afterwards, don't miss the chance to explore the rest of the Museum with a ready-written self-guided tour.
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Jay Bernard: Crystals of this Social Substance
Until Wed 25 August 2021 Daily 5pm
How does money affect our present day lives and how will it shape our future? Every day at 5pm join the Serpentine for a fully immersive listening experience. Crystals of this Social Substance is a new sound work by the artist Jay Bernard, commissioned by Serpentine Education for Listening to the City.
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Serpentine Lido
The Royal Parks
Mid-May to mid-Sept 10am-6pm
The Serpentine Lido is, arguably, London's most iconic 'open water' swimming location. The Lido is open for public swimming on weekends from mid-May, and every day between June and Mid-September.
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  Go Digital  
Online Talk: Celebrating Dame Margot Fonteyn
Thurs 19 Aug 2021 Online 4pm-5:15pm
Margot Fonteyn is regarded as the most influential ballet dancer of her generation. Join the Royal Academy of Dance as they celebrate their longest-serving president and her contribution to British Ballet.
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Climate Pledge Calligraffiti workshop
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Thurs 26 August 2021 Online 11.00-12.00
Join artist Linett Kamala for this creative workshop and take inspiration from her signature style – calligraffiti – to express your wishes for the future of the planet. Make a pledge with environmental researchers and activists from Imperial and the V&A to change the future.
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Welcoming wildlife back to Exhibition Road
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Sun 29 August 2021 Online 12:30-1:30pm
Explore three new green interventions on Exhibition Road as we discuss rewilding, urban green space design and architecture’s role in connecting people with nature and the threats it faces.
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London: Science City 2021
Science Museum
Wed 25 August 2021 Online 7:30pm-8:45pm
Science City 1550 - 1800: The Linbury Gallery tells the story of how London grew to become a global hub for scientific and technological innovation, but where does it stand in 2021?  In collaboration with The Royal Society, the Science Museum has assembled a panel of experts to examine that question in this free virtual event.
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What's in the air you breathe
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Thursday 19 August Online 12.30-1:15pm
Meet the artist and air quality scientist empowering London’s residents to stand up for cleaner air. Andrew Grieve wants to give the people of London ownership over the air they breathe. Using a new breed of small sensors and data analytics, his team’s Breathe London project is creating the capital’s first air quality sensing community made by Londoners for Londoners.
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Footways walking round London

Footways London’s guide reveals quiet and characterful walking routes. Discover beautiful streets in Kensington at a different pace.
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  And from our friends  
Carnival Culture in the Park
Opera Holland Park
19, 20, 21 August 2021 Doors open 6:30pm; Performances start 7:30pm
Notting Hill Carnival will be coming to Opera Holland Park this summer, bringing a three-day programme of calypso, steelpan and Caribbean jazz to the theatre.
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  Places to stay  
Summer Seasonal Offer at The Kensington
109-113 Queen's Gate, SW7 5LP
This summer escape to the city with The Kensington hotel and save 30% plus complimentary breakfast when you book before 30th August and stay before 30th November. Located on Queen’s Gate, enjoy a stroll around Kensington’s leafy elegant neighbourhood or take in the latest exhibition at the V&A. Summer has just begun…
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Each fortnight, our newsletter is packed with things to do whether online or here in South Ken - there are so many places to explore, hidden gems to discover, experiences to enjoy, food to feast on and so much more.
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Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, a partnership of the cultural and educational organisations in and around Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Our partners include:
The Design Museum
Imperial College London
Institut franҫais
The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
Cromwell Place
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal College of Music
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Parks
Serpentine Galleries
The Science Museum
V&A South Kensington
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
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